At IU, how do I register my computer or other networked device?
At Indiana University, in most cases, you need to register your
device's MAC address before you can connect to the IU
network. Old or unused network registrations at IU Bloomington and
IUPUI may be periodically purged. This policy enhances the security
and integrity of the IU network, and applies to devices registered at
dhcp.iu.edu or via Get Connected. Devices registered by IU IT Professionals will not be
If your previous registration has been purged, you will not be able to receive an IP address to establish a connection to the Internet until you register.
On this page:
- Other devices
- How many network devices can I register?
Registering as a student
If you are a student, run Get Connected for Windows or Get Connected for OS X. This software runs an automatic configuration process during which you will be prompted to register your device. For more, see At IU, what is Get Connected, and how do I use it?
Note: Greek networking is no longer supported by IU Network Operations Center (NOC). Greek housing utilizes external contractors/vendors for networking support.
Note: Use Get Connected to register Windows 8.x, 7, Vista, and Mac OS X 10.7 and later computers to use the Indiana University network. Computers running earlier versions of Mac OS X or Windows must be manually registered. To register mobile devices or Linux computers, navigate to https://dhcp.iu.edu/ and follow the prompts. To learn about registering game consoles, see What is IU DeviceNet? For help, contact your campus Support Center.
Registering as faculty or staff
To register your device, you must first connect it (via Ethernet cable or wireless) to the IU network.
Once you have connected to the IU network:
- Open a web browser. If your computer is not already registered, you should be redirected automatically to the registration site. If you need to register your computer, but are not redirected, use this URL: https://dhcp.iu.edu/
- Read the information on the registration page, and then click
- Log in using your Network ID credentials.
- Read the user agreement, and then click
I agreeto proceed.
Registration can take up to five minutes to process; wait that amount of time, and then restart your computer. For help, or to report a problem, contact your campus Support Center.Back to top
Other network devices
For information about registering other network devices at IU, see:
- At IU, how do I register my smartphone or mobile device on the network?
- At IU, how do I register my gaming console?
How many network devices can I register?
If you live on campus, you may register up to five network-enabled devices in your campus residence.
If you are not a campus resident and are not registering devices for use in campus housing, you may register up to 10 devices.
You may register any combination of devices you wish; for example, in campus housing you could register a smartphone (e.g., an iPhone or Android device), three computers connected with Ethernet cables, and an Xbox 360. Or you may have a smartphone and a Wi-Fi MP3 player (such as a Blackberry or an iPod Touch), a pair of game consoles, and a laptop. Any other combination of computers and network-capable devices up to your limit can be self-registered.
If you need to exceed the number of registered devices, contact your campus Support Center for assistance. If you are a staff member connecting a device within your department, you can also contact the local IT Professional who supports your area.
Note: For registered IT Professionals (i.e., LSPs), there is no limit on the number of registrations.
Last modified on November 18, 2013.